Definition of phonogram in English:


Line breaks: phono|gram
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊnəgram


  • A symbol representing a vocal sound.
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    • The most crucial distinction is that Chinese is ideogram, but nushu is, on the contrary, a phonogram that represents local dialect.
    • While it is possible that the Egyptians borrowed the idea for ideograms and phonograms from the Sumerians, many experts think that would be very unlikely.
    • Words could be written using only phonograms or ideograms, but most used a combination of both.

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